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I am wondering if there is a way to interface the hipix dtv-200 to a mits 55907 when i already have my dish 6000 with 8 vsb tuner hooked up to the YPrPb input (the tv has only one
HD input i believe that is RGB or component but not both together).

Also, would my old Dell be good enough to run it--
PII 450, 256 MB ram, 40 GB Hard Drive.

I am interested in recording OTA HD, such as tonite show and
PBS. Thanks
post #2 of 7
I think what kenpa was getting to is that the VGA input on the Mits is 480p, not full hidef. This is an issue with the Mits. Only one true HiDef input. Not clear what the answer is, kenpa. However, the HiPix does, as I recall, have a 480p output option which is very close to hidef.

Bob
post #3 of 7
i'd also like to record OTA HD with the hipix. i am wondering if i run a component cable from the hipix into the HD inputs on my mits 46870, do i have to do all the fine tuning video stuff(HTPC style) on my computer or will it output a signal that is properly adjusted for my tv? anyone know? i would like to be able to run the cable and be done with it. when i experimented with a HTPC for DVDs the fine tuning stuff really got to me.

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post #4 of 7
The HiPix can output either YpBpR or RGBHV in a VGA style. All you need to interface to any TV is a VGA to BNC/RCA cable. If your TV has VGA inputs, all you need is a VGA cable. The latter may be desirable if your YpBpR input is currently being used for your STB.

The image quality is very good. I have found no need to tweak my picture adjustemnts when switching to the HiPix. Unlike most STB's the HiPix has quite a few scan rate options selectable.

Make sure you are running ver2.3 which I believe is the current ship version.

HiPix cards do not get along well with other capture cards and software. For example my Hauppauge PVR won't work with the HiPix installed. My advice to anyone without a dedicated HTPC is to get one. You can get a good PC for about $500 or less if you build it yourself.
post #5 of 7
One more thing: The HiPix has it's own VGA type output connector. It does not use the PC's video card. You can loop it thru the VGA card if you want a single monitor solution. I think this is what Adebar is asking. No, the computer VGA settings have nothing to do with the HiPix output format.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks for the info

one more question

if i use the vga input for the mits, won't that be NON
HDTV quality???

if so, how would i share HDTV input with dish 6000 and
the htpc.

thanks
post #7 of 7
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Originally posted by kenpa:
thanks for the info

one more question

if i use the vga input for the mits, won't that be NON
HDTV quality???

if so, how would i share HDTV input with dish 6000 and
the htpc.

thanks

The RGB output is capable of full 1920x1080i output or what ever you select as your output format. The VGA connection is a CONNECTOR standard only. It defines which pins carry which signals and thier electrical parameters such as sync polarity and levels.

Yes, there are subtle differences between the color space in RGB versus YpBpR but these are irrelevant in the HT enviornment.

If you do decide to use the HiPix in YpBpR mode you will need a switch to go between the6000 and HiPix. Search the HDTV hardware forum as there has been much discussion on this topic of the ultimate HDTV A/B switch.
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